Taking Pride in Partners’ Diversity and Inclusion Policies
June is Pride Month, a fitting time for organizations like Partners HealthCare to assess our own culture when it comes to diversity and inclusion. As we mark the first anniversary of our official gender and inclusion policy and toolkit, launched last June, we’re evaluating our progress and what we can still do to grow as a welcoming community.
Setting the Pace for Economic Inclusion in Our Community
As highlighted in posts on this blog, Partners HealthCare is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, across our organization and in our communities. Now, with a newly launched initiative led by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, we join nine other organizations committed to expanding economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.
Reflecting and Strategizing to Improve Diversity in Leadership
As the Commonwealth’s largest employer with over 73,000 employees, Partners HealthCare has committed to expanding and supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We recognize that this goal is of utmost importance, which is why we are striving to raise awareness of current challenges and share strategies for success.
Supporting All Employees: Partners HealthCare Adds Gender Identity and Gender Expression to Their Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Building upon efforts started by its LGBTQ employees, Partners HealthCare has added gender identity and gender expression to its equal employment opportunity policy, taking a leadership role as a major corporation to clarify transgender rights and help provide a road map to employees in transition.
Diversity & Inclusion Summit Kicks Off Inclusive Approach to Interconnected Care
“Today marks a milestone for Partners,” said our own David F. Torchiana, MD, as he helped launch the first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Summit: Many Perspectives, One Community.
A Look at the Ever-Evolving Health Equity Landscape
The way we talk about and address the topic of health equity is actively changing. We took the opportunity to speak with Joe Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director of the MGH Disparities Solutions Center, and Deputy Director Aswita Tan-McGrory, for an update on the latest developments regarding where this area of health care may be headed in the near future
Partners, Mayor Remember Dr. King, Discuss Community Violence
Dr. David Torchiana welcomed Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Reverend Liz Walker and almost 300 others to a luncheon celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King late last week to discuss strategies that can begin to address violence and lead to healthier lives for Boston’s young people.